Annabel is a British artist and illustrator based in Exeter, Devon. She loves painting animals and nature with glass painting her favourite medium. The business was inspired by her two elderly cats and wanting a functional keepsake, the logo is one of these initial paintings on a glass.
She also uses digital art to make beautiful and abstract quirky designs from her glass paintings. These are available on cards and coasters plus a large range of merchandise on print on demand site Zazzle from bags to clothes, kitchenware and device cases.
For glass paintings she draws sketches on paper first before directly painting on the glass using nontoxic glass paint. The paintings are done in stages over a few days, as the paint has to dry before adding more detail. Once completed Annabel signs the glassware and the paintings are heat set so they can be hand washed.
Her artwork can be bought online and she has a Moorland themed collection in Widecombe in the Moor National Trust Gallery. You can read more about Annabel’s journey setting up the business in her blog.
All hand painted items are original works of art, so no two will be identical and commissions are welcome. For pet portraits she works from a photograph.